T-Mobile Courting Verizon Customers with Two-Week Trial
May 5, 2015, 7:05 AM by Eric M. Zeman
T-Mobile today announced the Never Settle Trial, which is aimed specifically at Verizon Wireless customers. The program will let Verizon customers test T-Mobile's service for a period of two weeks with no fear of commitment. The trial requires Verizon customers to port their number to T-Mobile, but they will hold onto their old Verizon phone. If at the end of the two-week period they wish to stay with T-Mobile, T-Mobile will pay off the customer's ETFs and remaining phone payments. At this point the customer will have to turn in their Verizon phone, buy a new phone from T-Mobile, and pair it with a Simple Choice plan. Verizon customers can sign up for the Never Settle Trial between May 13 and May 31. "With T-Mobile, you don’t have to settle for trickery, gimmicks and carrier [baloney] the way you do with Verizon," said T-Mobile CEO John Legere. "I'm so confident in our [superior] network experience that we're footing the bill so Verizon customers can give T-Mobile a try."
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